InBev is outsourcing its business and application services in Central and Eastern Europe.

The transfer to LogicaCMG, confirmed yesterday (14 December), involves about 40 people and covers nince countries including Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic and Russia.

The brewing giant said that the transfer of services is expected to be in place by 1 January. All affected InBev employees will be offered the opportunity to transition to Logica.

"Following the successful transition of our Western European business and application services to LogicaCMG earlier this year, we will now further streamline our application services by also transferring our Central and Eastern European Business Systems to LogicaCMG," said Claudio Garcia, InBev's chief people and technology officer.

"This will enable us to have a consistent approach to our application services across Europe and reduce costs while maintaining strong service levels."